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Program info

Estimated safety rating


searchfilterhost.exe is a application which is most likely NOT a virus. So, if searchfilterhost.exe is on your laptop or desktop computer, it is most likely ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your PC is clean, we still advise you to purchase a well-known antivirus with a good track record, in order to defend your system against viruses and malware.

Executable file path


The default name and folder where this program is stored is

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 fingerprint for this program is d0c41fd853597bb787d2ec72e7562392.

Is running as a service


This application is NOT registered as a Windows service. This is good.

Belongs to the operating system


searchfilterhost.exe appears to use the functions of Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.

Is a 32 bit executable file


This exe runs as a 32-bit program. It does not benefit of the entire power of current computer CPUs. This is quite normal because the makers did not bother to upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.

File description

 Microsoft Windows Search Filter Host

The description stored in the exe is Microsoft Windows Search Filter Host.

File version

 7.00.10586.0 (th2_release.151029-1700)

File version stored as a property 7.00.10586.0 (th2_release.151029-1700).


 Microsoft Corporation

Publisher Microsoft Corporation.


 © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Copyright notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..

Digitally signed


searchfilterhost.exe has a digital signature. Today the large majority of serious programs are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature attached to searchfilterhost.exe is valid. This is most likely a clean, ok program.

Certifier name

 Microsoft Windows

Digital certificate name: Microsoft Windows

Issuer name

 Microsoft Windows Production PCA 2011

Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Production PCA 2011

Can be uninstalled


This executable does NOT have an uninstall routine stored in registry.